Monique Diderich received her Doctorate in Sociology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She has worked both in The Netherlands and in the United States. Dr. Diderich has taught for UNLV and for Hunter College in New York. She currently holds a position as an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, where she also serves as Sociology Coordinator. She publishes and teaches in the areas of marriage, family, gender, work and aging.